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GLASSBORO, NJ – #7 Rowan baseball split a doubleheader with Ramapo, rallying to win the first game, 3-2, and falling in the second game, 14-7. The split moves the Profs' record to 21-6 and 7-2 in the league.

Ryan Mostrangeli scored the tying run and Chris Curcio drove home the winning run as the Profs fought back to defeat Ramapo, 3-2, in the first game.
It was a pitchers' duel through seven innings between Rowan's Jason O'Neill and Ramapo's James Garthaffner. The Profs only managed two hits off Garthaffner, while he struck out nine, and O'Neill had six strikeouts, and only gave up two runs.
Rowan took the 1-0 lead in the fifth when Tyler Cannon singled to score Hunter Wroniuk, who had picked up the Profs' first hit off Garthaffner.
The scored remained that way until the eighth when Brian Baranok hit a two-run home run to give Ramapo the 2-1 lead. The Profs came right back in their half of the inning when Patrick Defeciani doubled and pinch runner Chris Serrano eventually scored on Mostrangeli's hit to tie the game. After a pair of walks, Curcio had an infield hit that brought home Mostrangeli for the winning run.
Mike Shannon had one strikeout in relief to pick up the win, while Christian Bascunan picked up his fifth save of the year and was helped by a double-play ball to shutt down Ramapo in the ninth.
Rowan managed just five hits in the win, with Defeciani having the only extra-base hit.
Ramapo jumped right out in the first inning with a grand slam by Sean Donaghue and proceeded to go up, 6-0, in the third. Rowan got on the board in the third as Mostrangeli had his second RBI of the day with a single to score Cannon.
Ramapo went up 8-1 in the fifth, helped by a home run from Matt Carovillano, and then hit a pair of two-run home runs in the sixth to take a commanding 13-1 lead.
Defeciani drove in a run for Rowan in the seventh to score Serrano, but Ramapo added another in the ninth.
Murphy clubbed his sixth home run of the year in the ninth, with Brandon Shine and Serrano on base, and Dylan Maria was hit by a pitch to bring Serrano home to close out the scoring for Rowan.
Starter Donald Zellman (2-2) took the loss as the Profs used six pitchers while Nick Danbrowney earned the victory for Ramapo (11-16-1; 3-7).
The Profs had 13 hits in the game, but Ramapo was able to score 14 runs on just 15 hits. Murphy had three hits and three RBI, with Schooley and Defeciani picking up two hits apiece.
The Profs will host TCNJ on Monday in a rescheduled game, and then face Neumann in a non-league contest on Tuesday.